July 3, 2015

Presenter of Joy FM’s Super Morning show has been hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament.

Kojo Yankson is to serve as a witness to assist in investigation of contemptuous comments supposedly made by Prof. Alex Dodoo, a World Health Organization (WHO) scientist in Ghana describing Members of Parliament as “ignorant” people.

Kojo Yankson
He is reported to have made the remarks on Accra-based Joy FM. The show hosted by Kojo Yankson.

Kojo’s invitation follows an earlier one extended to the Professor to explain himself to the committee.

Professor Dodoo was scheduled to meet the committee yesterday Thursday 2nd July but he failed to appear due to his absence from the country, following which he has been rescheduled to meet the committee next week.

His comment came after MPs expressing their disquiet about the intended Ebola trials which had not been well explained to the good people of Hohoe, which eventually led to the Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, suspending the proposed Ebola vaccines trial.

Prof. Dodoo said it was embarrassing to note that MPs were asking elementary questions on the floor of the House including whether the trial had been done on mice and chimpanzee at a time that they should have known that the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been mandated by Parliament to undertake such trials.

His utterances irked the MPs prompting his invitation.